Adeeb Fadil is Senior Counsel in the Firm’s Corporate Department and Environmental Practice. He focuses on environmental aspects of transactions including acquisitions, divestitures, loans, securities offerings, and bankruptcies and restructurings, for a wide range of the Firm’s clients, as well as on environmental liability management, compliance counseling, and dispute resolution.
His experience covers transactions, often with significant cross-border aspects, in many sectors, including: electrical power, oil and gas exploration, coal and other mining, oil refining, wind and solar and other renewable energy, chemicals and specialty chemicals, steel, pulp and paper, industrial products, manufacturing, glass, plastics, pharmaceuticals, textiles, waste management, transportation including airlines and railroads, publishing, telecommunications, food raising and processing, food services, residential home building, commercial property development and brownfield re-development, hospitality, health care, and retail and other service industries. He recently handled environmental aspects of the Firm’s representation of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. in its acquisition of a majority stake in Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited and its acquisition of The Bay Club Company, and its sale of Kokusai Electric to Applied Materials; Calsonic Kansei in its acquisition of Magneti Marelli; The Blackstone Group in its investment in Carrix and its acquisition of a majority interest in Essel Propack, and Blackstone Real Estate in its acquisition of assets from GLP’s US funds and its acquisition of Gramercy Property Trust; Genesee & Wyoming in numerous transactions, including its acquisition by affiliates of Brookfield Infrastructure and GIC; GFL Environmental in its merger with Waste Industries; Johnson Controls in the sale of its Power Solutions business to Brookfield; Microsoft in its acquisition of GitHub; Blue Buffalo in its acquisition by General Mills; and Hovnanian Enterprises in its recent financing transactions with GSO Capital Partners LP.
Adeeb has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer in recent years in Environment: Transactional by The Legal 500 United States, and has been consistently ranked in Band 1 for Environmental-Mainly Transactional by Chambers USA since 2010 (in New York through 2018, and in DC in 2019), where in recent years he has been praised for “his ‘encyclopedic knowledge’ and ability to provide creative solutions,” for his “innovative approach to problem-solving,” and for being “smart and assertive, but also low-key, and he gets the deal done.” Adeeb is also regularly recognized for environmental law in a number of other publications, including: The Best Lawyers in America, which also named him its 2016 Environmental Law “Lawyer of the Year” for New York City; the Cross-Border Environment Handbook; The International Who’s Who of Environment Lawyers; and other publications. Adeeb recently served as a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Task Force on Legal Issues of Climate Adaptation, formerly chaired the Association’s International Environmental Law Committee (2009-12), and is also a former member of the Association’s Environmental Law Committee (2012-15) and Energy Committee (2006-09). Adeeb is also an adjunct professor at Pace Law School, where he has taught courses on human rights and the environment, and environmental justice.
Following graduation from the Yale Law School in 1984, Adeeb clerked for the Hon. Robert R. Merhige, Jr., in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He joined the Firm in 1989, and became Counsel in 1994 and Senior Counsel in 2007. His B.A. is from the University of Virginia (with highest distinction), where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Prior to attending law school he served in VISTA (now AmeriCorps VISTA) in Little Rock, Arkansas. For many years he was on the Board of Directors of American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat at-Salam and also served two terms as its president.